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Guacamole-Style Quinoa Recipe
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Guacamole-Style Quinoa

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"My husband and I are following the guidelines of the Virgin Diet (no gluten, soy, eggs, dairy, peanuts, corn, or sugar) and wanted to experiment with some new ways to eat quinoa. We love guacamole, and decided to transfer the ingredients into this healthy and flavorful quinoa dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir quinoa into onion mixture and cook until quinoa is lightly browned, about 30 seconds.
  2. Squeeze lime juice into a 2-cup measuring cup; pour in enough chicken stock to make 2 cups liquid. Pour chicken stock mixture over quinoa and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover saucepan, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and chill in the refrigerator, about 1 hour.
  3. Fold cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, and jalapeno pepper into quinoa mixture. Return quinoa to refrigerator for flavors to blend or serve immediately.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Adding the avocado to the quinoa mixture while it is hot may cause browning. For a toddler-friendly version, omit the jalapeno.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 29, 2014

It's nice, light and fresh. Really easy and quick. I didn't make any changes to it, but I think I will take Heather's suggestions next time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2014

Maybe it was too much like but I didn't care for it.


6 Ratings

Feb 16, 2014

Great! Refreshing! I used 1/2 can diced tomatoes and 1 mild hatch green chile from the can (gluten free).

Apr 22, 2015

Liked it as written, but loved it after adding 2 extra avocados, A 7 ounce can of green chilies, salt, pepper, Cumin and a little chili powder. Kicked it up a notch and made it more guacamole like!! Brought it to work with fresh tortilla chips and it was devoured!!

May 19, 2014

Loved it, make this all the time and the entire family loves it! Although of course as I always do I make my own variation. I add corn kernels and chickpeas browned in olive oil for extra vegetarian healthfulness ;) it's delicious

Nov 03, 2013

Made this for Pinterest Faceless Frenzy Nov'13. It was awesome! Even if you aren't an avocado lover and you wanted to leave it out this would still be good. I made it in the morning and let sit in the fridge all day minus the avocado which I added right before serving. I thought it needed an extra squirt of lime prior to serving because the lime flavour really mellowed through the day. I served this as a side to fish tacos but it is worthy of accompanying any main. Thank you Mom2Bell&Bubba. This is a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 6.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 213 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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